Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Keratitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 29, 2022
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis include the following [2] :

  • Contact lens complications

  • Corneal graft rejection

  • Herpes zoster

  • Sicca keratoconjunctivitis

  • Ocular manifestations of syphilis

  • Acanthamoeba keratitis

  • Impetigo

  • Tyrosinemia

  • Staphylococcus marginal ulcer

  • Cogan syndrome

  • Measles and mumps

  • Neurotrophic keratitis

Differential Diagnoses